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The Professional Woman's Guide to Giving Feedback by Katie Botten

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Receiving feedback constructively and gracefully

The way you respond to feedback, both in the short term (during the conversation and immediately after it) and the longer term (how you adapt your behavior) sends a powerful message to other people about your self-confidence, professionalism, interpersonal skills, and commitment to improvement. Some situations will be more challenging than others depending on the skill of the person giving the feedback, your relationship with them, whether you've requested feedback or whether it's unsolicited, and of course, the sort of mood you're in at that particular time. We all have days when we feel more self-assured and upbeat and others where we are more sensitive and self-critical. These tips will serve ...

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